Friday, January 30, 2009

more valentine goodness

love this pretty display of hanging hearts. if you don't want to freehand them you can find templates online or use your electronic cutter!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

valentine's freebies

a few valentine's freebies for you. including this uber cute spinner from martha!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

button necklace

always love finding ideas to use up some of my buttons!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

matchbook notepads

these would be great in my purse - i'm always looking for a place to write things down!

Bubbled Brayer Background

::source (scroll down!)

i love the end result of this - i just might have to give it a go!

Monday, January 26, 2009

beth proudfoot giveaway

the lovely beth proudfoot is hosting a giveaway on her new blog. tons of great goodies for one lucky winner. mosey on over there and sign up! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ki memories sneak peek

first of all, i can't begin to tell you how thrilled i am to be part of the ki memories design team.

second, have you seen the sneaks for the new release? it's huge, it's fun and i can't wait until they show us the whole thing! it was really hard to pick just one image to post here!

Friday, January 23, 2009

valentine's coupons

cz highlighted this new sponsor of her blog yesterday. i noticed that shabby chic crafts has a few free downloads including these sweet valentine's day coupons.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

magazine coasters

of course, i see patterned paper...don't you?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

genius bag

i made this with adam out of a bag full of junk for cub scouts. i think i helped a bit too much. lol. poor son of a crafter - he was upset when he didn't win. most of the other projects weren't painted.

personally i think it's too funny and heck it might be his halloween costume next year!

do you love october afternoon?

that's just one piece of paper from one of the new lines debutting at cha. the new blog started yesterday and there will be giveaways. go check it out!

anatomical heart cards

ok so it's a little strange i know, but in a way i think these anatomical heart cards are cute and such a fun valentine's day card. i'm hoping i get a chance to make one!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

yes you can

well i couldn't because i don't have flash installed. anyhoo, you can make a photo into an obama style portrait - might be a great way to document about this historic day on a scrapbook page!


no matter your political affiliation or how you voted, today is a historic day. i'm hoping that i get a chance to watch from work today. will you watch? go check out that source link for the obama inauguration in legos. very cool!

ca-ute and easy valentines day card!


just download the card and print - cut a slit in for the lollipop and you have a great cheap valentine's day card!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


just heartbroken.

official announcement

drumroll please....

to find the winner of the giveaway i used to pick a number...

then i paged through my followers until i arrived at the 33rd person...

and that is monica mcneil - a fellow simple scrapper - be sure to check out her blog if you get a chance!
congrats monica! please email me your address at celestefsmith at gmail dot com.
thanks for playing everyone and following! :)

perpetual photo wall calendar

i love this and i love that they remind you that you could use flickr to get the photos as well. of course, looking beyond the project into the scrapbookingvenue - it makes me want to make a page with these photo clips holding the pieces together or perhaps even a little stitch instead. keeping this one in my idea filef or sure!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


just a reminder i'm pulling names tomorrow so scroll down and sign up!

shaped book tutorial


such a great idea and you can just use an old paperback!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

a calendar you can color

i love to color don't you?

Monday, January 12, 2009

project 365


becky higgins has posted some printable parts of the much coveted project 365 kit. some cute journal cards and other elements are included. i wish i had started it - but the photos would have been awful. i'm a mole this time of year - leaving for work in the dark and getting home in the dark too. bleh!

free fonts

Sunday, January 11, 2009

glimpses of the giveaway

here are some photos of the contents of the box i'm giving away. i'm hoping it all fits in the box (click on the photo and it will get bigger!) - i might have to play with it a bit! some stuff might have to come out of packaging.
almost all of the stuff is complete packages - just a few aren't.

if you want a chance to win, under followers to the left, just click on follow this.

i'll draw a name on thursday afternoon.

and thanks to all of you i really purged a ton yesterday. i feel really good about it. but have a long way to go!

Friday, January 09, 2009

purging & a giveaway

that's just a small part of my studio (i've actually redone my other expedit with the color sort so it looks similar to this one.) maybe after this purge i'll take some new photos as the set up has changed a bit. sam (my little guy) has his craft area in my studio now. it's fun to have him with me while i'm on the computer and crafting.

***edited to add: the ikea boxes are called kassett.

anyhow, the deal is i need to purge. my goal is to reduce by about half so i can move out of this room and into sam's smaller room. (his room is near his brother's - when he was a little guy we thought he'd like that better.) then sam can have this room (including one of my expedits) - this will give him more room for his toys and he'll keep his craft area too!

so here comes the giveaway. this will force me to get started. i have nothing to show you, but i promise it will be good stuff. the plan is to fill (completely) a flat rate mailer with goodies for one lucky person. all you have to do is click the follow this blog link on the sidebar to the left. your pretty blogger picture will appear under the widget then!

i'll pull a name from my followers next thursday, january 15th. so get clicking!

another recycled craft

i don't know why but i'm really drawn to crafts that use recycled materials. it's not just the act of recycling - it's how crafters take trash and turn it into treasure. fascinating!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

a $5 collapsible light box

I keep meaning to make one of these and just never get around to it. I like that this one can fold up for storage.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

googly eye thumbtacks

adorable! just adorable!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

diy rub on transfers

i've tried this but not using hair care products. if you give it a shot, let me know how it worked!

Monday, January 05, 2009


by the time i remembered to pull a name everyone was asleep! :)

so i used the random number generator...

and that means...

ilona congrats! please email me your full name and address and i'll pop that in the mail as soon as i can! celestefsmith at gmail dot com hey i turn forty this year too! happy birthday!

thanks for playing everyone. i hope to have a little something else soon - if i can ever get my rear in gear and start purging!

animal stickers download


adorable! love the little owl!

free calendars

more free calendars!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

oops - my resolutions

i didn't post my resolutions on the previous thread. oops. i also forgot to post this last week. oops.

the sneaks for the january freehand scraps kit. the layout above is one i did using the kit, you can check out the rest here.

if you can't read the type, my resolutions are...
  • eat healthier
  • lose weight
  • exercise
  • spend more time with the boys
  • clean and organize more (this one pertains to my studio mostly. i need to purge!)

here's hoping i accomplish at least one of those things!

Friday, January 02, 2009

another giveaway

ok so i read snippets: mostly true tales from the lighter side of scrapbooking and it's delightfully funny. thought i'd pass it on to the next scrapper. so tell me if you have a new year's resolution below and i'll pull a winner on monday at 5pm EST.

oh and sorry internationals i'm quite poor right (xmas bills sigh) now so i'll be shipping to usa only. :( i feel bad i'm sorry. :(

modern grass painting

happy new year! i'm back! :)
this beautiful and simple grass painting might just be the solution i'm looking for in our recently updated family room.